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Found coworker at my pc with usb drive plugged in and strange programs

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#1 SteveNew1


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:03 PM

Hi. So this is a strange situation, I was on the phone today while at work and stepped away from my desk and my work laptop. While I was gone I found a coworker sitting at my desk with a usb drive plugged in. I was finishing up the call and kinda nonverbal said "what the hell are you doing" before he quickly seemed to close out of stuff. I got off the phone and he said his computer was messed up and he had to check the thumb drive... It was very strange and left me feeling uncomfortable.


I am at home now and used my personal computer to download this program called LastActivityView which shows a log of activities and sure enough during the time I was on the phone a number of executables appeared.


I tried to Google the names of the files but really have not came up with much but some of them could be from a Windows update? Here is a pic of the Activity log below.


I was on the phone from 1:20pm until 1:29pm. I am absolutely certain of that and I did not touch my computer during those times. So the last program that I used was the PDF application at 1:19:11 pm and then the next time I used it was 1:30:18pm.


Can anyone please tell me how to figure out what happened? It makes me feel very uncomfortable and violated but I can not make much of a claim with out definitive proof. Thanks!






EDIT: I blanked out some personal info in the pic with the orange boxes.

Edited by SteveNew1, 17 February 2015 - 09:15 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:24 PM

If this is a work computer, you might be better off taking the issue to the work I T person...

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#3 SteveNew1

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:25 PM

We do not really have an internal IT guy. It is something I have considered but I'm not sure how to say, hey can we pay to have the IT people come out and check if so and so installed somekinda of logger on my pc?

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 06:53 AM

In this situation (unauthorized access of your computer involving the possible introduction of malicious files) you absolutely want to have your IT team (whether it's internal or an outsourced group) to handle this for several reasons. First, if this is a malicious attack you may have other machines on your network compromised as well, so this may be a bigger issue affecting the company as a whole. Second, you need to maintain a proper chain of custody for evidence for any legal or administrative action.

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